Butterflies on Early Postage Stamps of the World

Das, Indraneil and Gee, Genevieve V. A. (2017) Butterflies on Early Postage Stamps of the World. Journal of Philatelic Society of Kuching, Sarawak, 9 (2). pp. 50-53.

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Abstract

Butterflies (constituting the insect order Lepidoptera) form a powerful symbol, inspirational in representing freedom, liberty and the human soul (Haynes, 2013). Their bright colours, rarity and fragility have attracted both scientists and collectors of both stamps and the insect itself. Unsurprisingly, therefore, they have formed secondary (as background fillers) or primary themes for philatelic releases by over 100 countries and postal agencies of the world (Domfil, 2002) starting from the end of the Nineteenth Century (Hessel, 1968). In this note, we shall discuss some of the early ones, and ending with the issues from the year 1950, when Sarawak’s iconic butterfly species, the Rajah Brooke’s Birdwing, was released. SG refers to Stanley Gibbons catalogue numbers.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Butterflies, Postage Stamps, scientists and collectors, unimas, university, universiti, Borneo, Malaysia, Sarawak, Kuching, Samarahan, ipta, education, research, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak.
Subjects: Q Science > QL Zoology
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Institute of Biodiversity and Environmental Conservation
Depositing User: Gani
Date Deposited: 09 Jul 2020 05:57
Last Modified: 09 Jul 2020 05:57
URI: http://ir.unimas.my/id/eprint/30334

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